Hungry Road

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Mary Sullivan’s dreams of a better future are shattered in 1845 with the arrival of the strange blight which destroys their potato crop. Refusing to give in to despair, she must use every ounce of courage and strength to protect her family as she and her husband and children fight to survive. Dr Dan Donovan is Medical Officer to the Skibbereen Union. The arrival of ‘the hunger’ soon brings starving men, women and children crowding into the town and the workhouse desperate for help. His wife Henrietta does her best to support him but her life is thrown into turmoil when friends and then her own family fall victim to fever. Meanwhile, Parish priest Rev John Fitzpatrick’s faith is tested by the suffering and hardship endured by the starving families all around him.

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Weight0.425 kg
Dimensions23.4 × 15.3 × 2.5 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

368

Language

English

Edition

C format original

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

SKU: 9781848271975 Category: Tag:

Description

In its brilliant recreation of the Great Irish Famine, the children’s historical novel Under the Hawthorn Tree is beloved by millions and is considered a classic.

Now, the Number One Irish bestseller and award-winning author is turning her hand to the definitive adult novel of those hard times, with The Hungry Road.

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Ireland’s hopes for freedom are dashed with the arrival of a deadly potato blight that strikes terror in the heart of its people.

1845. Seamstress Mary Sullivan’s dreams of a better future are shattered as she looks out over their ruined crop. Refusing to give in to despair, she must use every ounce of courage and strength to protect her family as they fight to survive.

Dr Dan Donovan is Medical Officer to the Skibbereen Union. The arrival of The Hunger soon brings starving men, women and children crowding into the town and the workhouse, desperate for assistance.

Fr John Fitzpatrick’s faith is tested by the suffering that surrounds him as his pleas for help fall on deaf ears.

Inspired by true Irish heroes, The Hungry Road is the heartbreaking story of the Great Irish Famine told by one of Ireland’s best loved writers.

‘I thoroughly enjoyed this book, I raced through it … It’s a must-add to your collection’ Ryan Tubridy, RTÉ Radio 1

Powerful … Conlon-McKenna has assembled an excellent cast of characters … Myriad small, moving details help to illustrate the enormity of the tragedy’ Irish Independent

‘It’s a great read – it has the feeling of an epic film’ Mairead Ronan, Today FM

Additional information

Weight0.425 kg
Dimensions23.4 × 15.3 × 2.5 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

368

Language

English

Edition

C format original

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K